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Poster: stratocaster Date: Mar 18, 2017 3:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Chuck Berry RIP

Lived to be 90

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/legendary-musician-chuck-berry-dead-90/story?id=46228597



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Poster: Reade Date: Mar 18, 2017 5:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chuck Berry RIP

John Lennon and Yoko Ono co-hosted the Mike Douglas show once for a week (taped in Jan. '72, to air in early Feb. '72). Although they'd never met, John got Berry ("my musical hero") booked as a guest that week. Chuck joined John and the band Elephants Memory for some pretty good readings of Berry hits, but don't miss the segments with the macrobiotic hippie chick (36:52) and the biofeedback guy 59:28.
Chuck bobs around on the periphery of these things like he has no idea how he got himself into this. Douglas and Lennon both at different times try to get him to wear an apron for the cooking bit and he never does put the thing on.

'Chuck don't wear no apron.'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx1GKDq3ZYs

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Mar 19, 2017 8:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chuck Berry RIP

saw him in asbury park in '72. kept the stub:
https://ia600500.us.archive.org/BookReader/BookReaderImages.php?zip=/24/items/ticketstubs/ticketstubs_jp2.zip&;file=ticketstubs_jp2/ticketstubs_0007.jp2

he had a very minimal pickup band of locals i presume. remember he played "my ding-a-ling" waaaaay too long.

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Poster: HankAndLeeStamper Date: Mar 20, 2017 9:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chuck Berry RIP

I believe that backup band was an unsigned Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band. Not joking, I know they were Chuck's "local backup band to be supplied" at at least one early 70s show.

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Poster: benlevant Date: Mar 19, 2017 7:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chuck Berry RIP - 50 years earlier

Interesting to see that Chuck's first time sharing a bill with the Dead was exactly 50 years prior to his death.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Mar 20, 2017 9:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chuck Berry RIP - 50 years earlier

Three dollar tickets.....wow.
RIP Mr.Berry. Thx for visiting Earth

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Mar 18, 2017 3:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chuck Berry RIP

This is a big deal . We will hear a lot of hyperbole in the next few days,, but still there are only a few figures in Rock history that are as important/influential as he was . I never cared much for the man , but we all owe him for his contributions as a songwriter of of great wit ( the first major figure in Rock 'n Roll to write his own songs) , a guitar player who defined what Rock guitar playing was going to be, and the actual performances themselves .

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 18, 2017 5:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chuck Berry RIP

too bad Johnie Johnson won't get his due when all the tributes roll in. Johny B. Goode indeed...

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Poster: Shug909 Date: Mar 19, 2017 9:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chuck Berry RIP

I did my part to point out Johnnie Johnson's indispensable contributions to foundational rock 'n' roll every chance I got. You are right, everyone should know.

Listen to this jam and Johnnie's playing in it. He doesn't even get any camera time, but he's arguably carrying the whole jam and who knows how much of Chuck's music he helped write?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzKd0aiaK4c

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Mar 18, 2017 6:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chuck Berry RIP

You have read Keith's book ? Maybe there is some truth to the his theory . Maybe did cowrite some of those songs Chuck took full credit for .. It is tempting to throw rocks at such an unsavory man . But we should be careful to to take it too far . But at very least there are those lyrics . "Too Much Monkey Business" begot "Subterranean Homesick Blues" begot "Pump it up,," , etc.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 18, 2017 7:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chuck Berry RIP

I have. Not negating Chuck's huge influence, just hoping more folks learn of Johny's contributions.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Mar 18, 2017 7:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Agreed .

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Poster: HankAndLeeStamper Date: Mar 20, 2017 9:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Yeah, "Team Johnny" on this one. The way Keith idolized Chuck, and still does, I can't believe he would take Johnny's part on this if he wasn't firmly convinced of the truth of it, which, as a non-musician, is good enough for me.
Got to see Johnny play as part of Ratdog once. Didn't really "fit" but it was still cool as hell to see.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Mar 18, 2017 4:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chuck Berry RIP

definitely, every electric guitar player learned those essential chuck berry riffs, he influenced the Beatles, Stones, Zeppelin, The Who and the Dead...who can say that?

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Mar 18, 2017 5:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chuck Berry RIP

CHUCK-promised-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK6MElklfvM

stones-around-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct2n2iiiIGQ

CHUCK-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoDPPgWbfXY